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In: Vernunft und Temperament
Author: Blake D. Dutton

Abstract

In The Quantity of the Soul, Augustine puts forward the view that the soul is immaterial and that its quantity (quantitas) must be understood in terms of power rather than spatial extension. Against this view, his friend and interlocutor Evodius raises an important objection, The Objection from Touch, which argues that the soul’s exercise of tactile sensation requires that it be extended through the parts of the body. This paper examines Evodius’s objection and Augustine’s response to it. Particular attention is given to certain features of Augustine’s theory of sensation that this exchange reveals, especially his view that the eyes undergo passion-at-a-distance or are acted on at a place where they are not present.

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis

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We argue that prevailing definitions of Berkeley’s idealism fail to rule out a nearby Spinozist rival view that we call ‘mind-body identity panpsychism.’ Since Berkeley certainly does not agree with Spinoza on this issue, we call for more care in defining Berkeley’s view. After we propose our own definition of Berkeley’s idealism, we survey two Berkeleyan strategies to block the mind-body identity panpsychist and establish his idealism. We argue that Berkeley should follow Leibniz and further develop his account of the mind’s unity. Unity—not activity—is the best way for Berkeley to establish his view at the expense of his panpsychist competitors.

In: History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis
Gottlob Frege wider den Zeitgeist
Author: Matthias Wille
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G9–84–92–93–02. Diesen fünfstelligen Schlüssel kennt der philosophische Kanon. Mit ihm erschließt sich das intellektuelle Wirken Gottlob Freges, verfasst in der Sprache der Logik. Doch wer kennt die Folge 82–87–99–06–08? Mit ihr öffnet sich der Subtext im Leben des Logikers, verfasst in der Sprache der Rhetorik. Die polemische Tonspur wurde zur autobiographischen Textur eines streitbaren Daseins wider den Zeitgeist, das mit einem Missverständnis seinen Anfang nahm und im Schweigen endete. Es ist dies die Geschichte Freges im Schatten seiner epochalen Werke. Hier wird sie erzählt.
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The more recent book has much to offer [...]. It impresses especially by its wealth of new information on two of Frege's publishers. (Ansten Klev in Philosophia Mathematica, Vol. 28, Issue 1, Februar 2020)
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